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Ford End Cottage

(Ref. 1051110)

Ampleforth, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "This is our 4th visit in 2 years, which says it all really."

    A lovely cottage with amazing, helpful owners, and set in a beautiful village. Thanks to Lucy & Will for another fabulous stay.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Nov 2023

  • "This was our second visit to the property."

    We so enjoyed it the first time we came again! We find the location ideal for touring around the North York Moors and taking our dog for long and short walks. There's a plentiful supply of good eating pubs nearby, all of which are top quality and very friendly. The local market town of Helmsley has a good variety of shops. The cottage is very well appointed and has everything required for a comfortable stay. The owner, Lucy, has a good knowledge of the surrounding area and is very helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was our second stay and the cottage was as lovely as we remembered."

    Comfortable lounge and beds, lovely kitchen and the outside space was very welcome, both for our dog and for us because it was unusually warm for Yorkshire in September! Location is great, easy to get to main roads for the moors and the coast. Extra bonus for me as a tall person is that, apart from the door between kitchen and lounge I could walk through the whole cottage not bent double! Very unusual for a stay in a cottage. Owners are very friendly and available to help if needed. Only went to White Swan in the village. Excellent and very friendly. Would definitely book here again.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a great stay at Ford end."

    Beautiful cottage with everything we needed. We loved the peaceful location. It was a great base to explore all that yorkshire has to offer. We had a wonderful meal in the white swan just a couple of minutes walk away. My only suggestion would maybe be some blanket/throws to hand for when the chilly evenings start to draw in. Lucy was to hand if we needed her and kindly left some tea, dishwasher tablets etc. thankyou Lucy

    Hi Jodie, Thanks so much for your lovely review. Thank you also for your suggestion of throws, which we couldn’t have during covid times, but perhaps people are happy with them now. Thank you again for the suggestion. It was good to meet you and I hope we may see you again. Lucy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Ford End Cottage is beautifully refurbished and extremely comfortable."

    All facilities are of the highest standard and with a large lounge, ample kitchen, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a small secluded garden it was everything that we required of a North Yorks Moors base. Ampleforth itself is a charming village with two pubs serving food. The owners Lucy and Will are friendly and very helpful and all communications were clear and concise. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would return.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable, well equipped holiday home."

    So many places to visit on the doorstep and the Village pubs, cafe and shop are all very good. The owners are keen for visiting dogs not to go upstairs (and rightly so!) but with two staircases, one off of the living room, this could prove difficult for some. The court yard garden is quite small and larger dogs may not be best catered for. However with so many wonderful walks from your doorstep it really isn’t an issue. Would we return - most certainly. Thank you Lucy and Will for providing an excellent holiday home and for your help in exploring a new area for us.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jun 2023

  • "What a beautiful property!"

    I would thoroughly recommend a stay at Forge End Cottage. The cottage is to a very high standard and very spacious, the private patio garden is also lovely and especially good if you have a dog. It is set in a beautiful location, and surrounded by stunning views with it being only a short drive from Helmsley. We all enjoyed our stay and would definitely return to this stunning cottage. Thankyou to Lucy for her warm welcome.

    Thanks so much for your wonderful review Claire - it means everything that you would love to return. We look forward to seeing you again in Ampleforth :)) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely week here."

    The cottage is spacious and well-equipped and the village is beautiful. Good walks from the door and very friendly and helpful owners. The courtyard garden is very attractive and private, and properly secure for dogs.

    Thanks so much for your lovely review Victoria, I really appreciate it and it's great to know it all works well for people Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria J5.0Jun 2023

  • "Friendly welcome to a lovely and well-appointed cottage - a real home from home."

    Would certainly recommend this to friends and family

    Thank you very much Ros, it is wonderful to hear you would recommend us to friends and family - it means a lot. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ros5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Very well laid out, comfortable and spacious. A pretty patio garden with wonderful bird life.

    Thank you very much for your lovely review Nigel. I'm thrilled you so enjoyed the cottage and our fabulous birds, we are so lucky. I guess only a few more days now with the joyous swifts, I will really miss them until next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0May 2023

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Forde End Cottage."

    It is a charming and peaceful place to be. The cottage is really well thought out with everything you could possibly need for a holiday. Ampleforth is a quiet village with good amenities - two good pubs and a wonderful tea room. I'm sure we will be back again!

    Thank you so much Lucy, we love having you to stay and look forward to your return :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2023

  • "This was our second visit to Ford End Cottage."

    The cottage is furnished to a high standard with everything you could need. Situated in a picturesque yet quiet village with two good pubs and a delicious tea room. Enjoyed excellent local food, countryside walks and peace and quiet. We will be back. Thanks Lucy and family.

    Thank you so much Julie, it was great to see you again at Ford End Cottage and I’m delighted you had a wonderful week Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2023

  • "An outstanding cottage that exudes quality and care plus a warm welcome from super friendly and helpful hosts."

    A lovely well served village in a peaceful and pretty setting where the dawn chorus was a joy. So many lovely places to visit nearby, abbeys, castles, country houses, pretty towns and villages, plus Staithes, Whitby and Robin Hood’s bay all possible in a day trip across the fabulous moors. We particularly enjoyed our meal in the White Swan and both pubs in the village were friendly and welcoming. The local shop is well stocked and a very useful asset. We highly recommend this cottage and send thanks to Lucy and Will.

    Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback, I’m delighted you had a brilliant week here Property Owner

    Reviewed by C5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, location and owners."

    Very comfortable, clean and good quality furnishings. Everything we needed was here. We went with two young children and lots to do locally including a lovely play park in the village and swimming pool at the collage. Two lovely local pubs. White horse was amazing food. Hearts coffee shop is a must too!

    Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback Jenny - delighted to hear the cottage worked so well for you all Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely property in a wonderful setting."

    Thanks so much David - really appreciate your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent week in Yorkshire in a lovely house on a family break."

    The house was well equipped with everything anyone could need and was very clean throughout. Great location for exploring NYM and adjoining coastline. Would not hesitate to return again to Ford End Cottage. Thank You to Lucy, Will and Family.

    Thanks so much I love that you had such a great week - maybe we will see you again, you’d be so welcome Property Owner

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Feb 2023

  • "A wonderfully, cosy cottage in a beautiful village."

    It has everything you need to enjoy a quiet and relaxing stay. Our favourite part was the log burner situated in the living room. The cottage is spacious and hosts all the amenities you would need. Lucy the owner ensured she wasn’t far away if any issues arose and was a very attentive host. I would definitely stay here again in the future!

    How lovely to hear your wonderful feedback - thank you so much. We’d be delighted to have you to stay again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a great time, cottage is gorgeous, In a beautiful village with a couple ..."

    We had a great time, cottage is gorgeous, In a beautiful village with a couple of pubs, a coffee shop and a convenience store The log burner was lovely for the cold winter nights, the kitchen is well equipped and the owner lives very close and nothing is too much trouble for her Overall great stay with out friends

    Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback Beverley, it’s much appreciated. I’m so delighted you had a lovely week and hope to see you again one day Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, comfortable and well equipped in a lovely quiet village."

    Having a bathroom for each bedroom to use is ideal for guests from different households. The large lounge lovely for everyone to relax. Location good for exploring Ryedale.

    Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. We’d be delighted to see you again at Ford End Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay in Ford End Cottage."

    Warm and comfortable, spotlessly clean, than you for the welcome tray, highly recommended in an ideal location.

    Thank you so much for your great feedback and recommendation - much appreciated. We’d love to welcome you back one day Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2022

  • "My wife broke her ankle out walking during our stay."

    Lucy couldn't have been more thoughtful and supportive. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great venue and lovely host"

    Many thanks Nige. Hope to see you again one of these days Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Oct 2022

  • "What a superb property - truly a home away from home."

    The house is tastefully furnished and extremely comfortable and had everything we needed (and more!). Lucy (the owner) popped by to welcome us and was on hand if we had any issues - of which we had none! The house is at the end of the village and very easy to find. The village has a shop and two pubs, one of which we ate in twice and the food was excellent. If you are looking for a property that is within easy reach of everything then this is probably it. So much to see and do within about a 30 minute drive. We loved our holiday and hopefully we will return! Thank you Lucy (and family) for a wonderful stay!

    Wow, thanks for the amazing feedback - it’s so kind of you and super helpful for other guests. Hope to see you guys again one day Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ro5.0Oct 2022

  • "This place is SPOTLESS with shiny cutlery, glasses, taps etc."

    Lucy is very welcoming. There is a generous stock of logs for your stay and the welcome pack was much appreciated. It is well placed to visit lots of local attractions. It is in a lovely village with 2 pubs. The beds are comfortable and the quality of the linen and towels were fabulous. Please note that you cannot control your own heating which was a new one for us. It is set by the host but Lucy was brilliant on accommodating our needs. I can definitely recommend this place.

    Thank you very very much for recommending us and being so positive about your stay at Ford End Cottage - we were delighted to have you here and hope perhaps to see you all again for your happy card game evenings Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2022

  • "This property is outstanding."

    Beautifully maintained and furnished throughout, we couldn't fault anything. We could have stayed a lot longer! There is so much to do in the area and so many nice places to eat out. Highly recommended.

    Thanks so much for the lovely feedback Joanna - you’d be so welcome to come back again for another visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Amazing place to stay and the owners are on hand with anything that you may need."

    The cleanliness of the property is a very high standard. Would highly recommend this property if visiting North Yorkshire as is in a prime position for going out and exploring the area.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Come and see us again!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2022

  • "The location of this property was excellent for touring the surrounding areas and there are plenty of good pubs/gastro pubs locally serving high quality evening meals."

    The spec. of the cottage was to a very high standard with all amenities to make for a comfortable stay. Lucy Saggers, the owner, was very hospitable and made us feel very welcome. As we had our dog with us the little secure garden area was very useful. The cottage was well set back from the road and delightfully quiet. We certainly plan to return again.

    Thanks so very much for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay, Lucy came round to meet us and gave us a quick guided tour of the property, it really is stunning."

    Lucy is very quick to respond to email queries and is extremely helpful. We will definitely be back in the next couple of years for another visit.

    Thanks so much for your lovely review Geoff - I’m really glad you had such a wonderful week and much look forward to welcoming you back to Ford End Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage is amazing very well stocked with everything you may need during your stay the welcome gift of bread and milk is a lovely touch the owner is very friendly and asked us to let her know if we needed anything which was very appreciated."

    The village is very quiet but has a cafe open from 10am to 4pm and 2 pubs one that does amazing food and everyone we met were extremely friendly and chatty, we had a great stay and will definitely be visiting again.

    Thanks so much Yvonne. We are delighted you had such an enjoyable stay and really appreciate your kind words about the cottage and the village. It was lovely to meet you all and we look forward to welcoming you back :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne /5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage is absolutely delightful, one of the best we have stayed in."

    Extremely well equipped, well furnished and comfortable. Fully enclosed garden so peace of mind for the dog! Lovely local tea shop and a village store that has pretty much everything you could need. A great base for walking - well worth taking in the views from Sutton Bank. Thank you Lucy, our expectations were exceeded and we are planning to return in the not to distant future.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review Howard, it is much appreciated. It was great to meet you both and you are very welcome to come back! We look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great base for the surrounding area, set back from the road, so nice and quiet."

    Two nice pubs and a cafe just a few minutes walk away and a lovely owner, Lucy, who was really helpful.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a charming village - well placed to explore moors and coast."

    Will and Lucy, living next door, have converted the coach house to a very high standard. Lucy was very welcoming and helpful. We'll be back!

    Thank you Paul. It was great to meet you and I'm delighted you had such an enjoyable time that you will be back! We'd love to see you again :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "This is our 2nd stay to Ford End Cottage in 6 months and it was just as fantastic as in November."

    We even got to sit in the small sunny garden this time! The views from all the upstairs windows were even better as it's late spring, so all the trees are in leaf. Probably the best view was from the en-suite bathroom as we could see horses in the field beyond the cottage. We received another very warm welcome from Lucy. She is such a brilliant, friendly and responsive host and she really does go the extra mile for her guests. We noticed a couple of people in earlier reviews requested more hanging space in 2 bedrooms and the ability to park a 2nd car on the property and she had already sorted it all out. Lucy asked us to let her know during our stay if anything could be improved but we found the cottage still exceeds our expectations in every way. Lucy is a photographer and it was a lovely touch that she has put a copy of her photography book of Ampleforth in the cottage for guests to enjoy. It is a love letter to the village and its villagers and made for a lovely personal touch. We will be back, thank you, Lucy and Will!

    It was great to see you again Gail. Thank you for another lovely and very informative review. We love that you love Ford End Cottage! Look forward to seeing you next time, fingers crossed The Star will be open too :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gail5.0May 2022

  • "We stayed at Ford End Cottage in May this year and totally loved our time there."

    The cottage is situated peacefully away from the road going through Ampleforth which meant that we slept so well being gently woken by the birds singing and the spring sunshine. Ampleforth is a charming, peaceful village with good amenities. It was wonderful to arrive after a long journey and find that the kitchen was stocked with bread, milk, tea, coffee and sugar. The cottage is very cosy and immaculate with a modern kitchen stocked with everything that you could possibly need. The kitchen opens into a lovely courtyard garden which was a wonderful sun trap and totally secluded. Lucy is a fantastic host – nothing is too much trouble. I hope we have the opportunity to stay again and would heartily recommend this cottage.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review Lucy. I'm so happy you had such a good time and enjoyed the Cottage so much. We'll be delighted to welcome you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2022

  • "Ford End is a beautifully renovated spotless well equipped coach house ,it is immaculately kept by Lucy the owner ,who lives next door and who could not have been more friendly and helpful ."

    The private sunny outdoor seating area is a plus and the wood burner stove made the sitting room very cosy . Ampleforth is a traditional village of beautiful stone cottages ,two good pubs a lovely coffee shop and a general store all within walking distance of Ford End cottage . There are so many places and vistas to visit all within a very short drive ,or walk . Helmsley is well worth a visit . There literally is something for everyone ,young and old in this beautiful part of North Yorkshire What are you waiting for ! Go

    Thank you very much for your wonderful, kind words Jenny. I'm thrilled you so enjoyed your time at Ford End and our gorgeous corner of the world. It really was a pleasure to meet you both and I hope we'll see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2022

  • "In the listing it states off road parking but the parking was only for one car and any other cars in the party have to go on the road."

    The cottage is for 6 people so it’s highly likely there will be more that one car. One of the reasons we booked this cottage was for off road parking. Should state off road parking for one car only.

    Dear Anne, Thank you very much for your message and for bringing this to my attention. I have requested a listing amendment to clarify that there is off-road parking available for two cars at Ford End Cottage. If you recall this is ideally side by side, but it can now also be one behind another, whatever is most convenient for guests. With best wishes and my thanks again, Lucy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Apr 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage and very pleasant owner."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very clean and well equipped cottage, wonderful base to explore the local surroundings, will definitely return in the future."

    Thank you so much - I’m delighted you enjoyed your week and look forward to seeing you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandy5.0Mar 2022

  • "Best cottage we have ever stayed in!"

    Warm,cosy, spotlessly clean, spacious, friendly and attentive hosts. Cafe in the village is amazing. Recommend the burgers! Very sad to be going home

    Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback Christine. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we much look forward to seeing you next time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely property, well appointed."

    Lucy the owner was very welcoming, even leaving us milk and bread and logs for the fire. The whole property is decorated to a high standard. Always plenty of hot water, and despite the time of year the property was warm enough. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Feb 2022

  • "Very friendly and superbly helpful host."

    The cottage is a Tardis (luckily no daleks) and much more spacious than we expected. Everything is tasteful and immaculately presented. It turned cold during our stay but the cottage was lovely, bright and warm. Beautiful country views from all 3 bedrooms. The beds are high quality and the village is very quiet, we slept like logs. There are 2 full bathrooms upstairs plus a shower room downstairs. The website doesn’t show the large entrance hall where you can leave all your shoes and coats. Kitchen very well equipped and there was tea, milk, coffee and bread on arrival plus a good supply of logs, you can buy more off the owner next door. We could park 2nd car easily on the road outside. Ampleforth itself is very pretty with 2 friendly pubs serving excellent food, a great coffee shop plus a small, well stocked village shop. All are on the same road as the cottage within 5 minutes walk. We can’t give 6 stars sadly so 5/5 will have to suffice! We will be back, a fantastic stay thank you.

    Dear Gail, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We loved having you to stay and would welcome you back any time. Have a fantastic Christmas. All best wishes, Lucy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Nov 2021

  • "The Cottage was first class in all respects"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely & spacious,but still very cosy cottage in a quiet aspect of the village."

    Amenities within easy walking distance & a great base to explore the area. The owner was helpful & informative throughout our stay. An area for hanging clothing in the bedrooms would have been a bonus,as we were all adults sharing accommodation. Thank you for a delightful week.

    Dear Susan, Thanks so much for your lovely review, we always want people to have the best time possible. I just wanted to let you know we have added hanging areas for the second and third bedrooms that only had chests of drawers, so now all three bedrooms have hanging areas. With all best wishes, Lucy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation with super host!"

    a nothing too much trouble for her. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, I’m sure it won’t be the last!

    Dear Angie, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We can't wait to see you again! All best wishes, Lucy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cottage was better than the photos shown online."

    Owners were very friendly and on hand to sort any issues. Hanging space in the bedrooms was limited to one wardrobe (in the main bedroom). I would maybe provide a hanging rail. There was plenty of draw space though. The above are just a wish list though and certainly didn't spoil our stay...we would definitely recommend to our friends and family.

    Dear Lorraine, Thank you so much for your great review of Ford End Cottage. I was really grateful for your suggestion of hanging space in the second and third bedrooms, and wanted to let you know that this is now in place! We hope very much to see you again. With all best wishes, Lucy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Ford End Cottage is situated on the edge of Ampleforth , slightly set back from the road, and is an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area."

    Ampleforth has a shop, two pubs and an excellent cafe (it is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays) but is well worth a visit. The cottage itself has been beautifully renovated, decorated and is very well equipped; the garden space provides a comfortable and peaceful place to eat outdoors. Any queries we had were quickly dealt with by the owners. We had a lovely holiday and cannot recommended Ford End Cottage highly enough.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location."

    Enclosed rear garden a real asset with a dog as well as a comfortable seating area after a day's travels. Very easy to get out to North York Moors as well as the city of York. Owners were very helpful and always available for any help/advice required Of the two pubs in the village only one currently serving food (White Swan). Although limited vegetarian options, food and atmosphere both good. Village store also good

    Reviewed by Allan4.7Sep 2021

  • "Scrupulously clean and very well appointed, Ford End Cottage provided us with a lovely holiday location in the heart of Ampleforth."

    Lucy (host) was extremely communicative beforehand and made sure that our stay was just as we had anticipated. A really excellent cottage, would definitely highly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very nice and comfortable cottage with everything you need."

    Communication with owners was very good with a quick response to any query we had. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Quinn5.0Aug 2021

  • "We have just returned from a lovely week at Ford End cottage."

    Beautiful and comfortable accomodation, with very helpful owners that live next door . A lovely part of the country, just a shame you cant be guaranteed of the weather. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautifully appointed cottage, stylish and relaxed, great base to explore from with so much history on doorstep and gorgeous market towns nearby (Helmsley, Malton) ."

    An hour to the coast for visits to Staithes, Runswick Bay, Robin Hoods Bay. Owners super helpful and friendly. Gorgeous food at The White Swan in Ampleforth

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a fantastic time and Ford End Cottage was an ideal setting to visit other places from."

    Beautiful Cottage in a beautiful part of the country what more could you ask for.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2021

  • "You don't often get a holiday cottage that is as good as the brochure!"

    Can't fault it. Superb accommodation and very friendly and helpful hosts. No hesitation in recommending this cottage.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Cottage was all newly refurbished ,spacious while stil retaining character ..."

    The Cottage was all newly refurbished ,spacious while stil retaining character and comfortable feeling it was well equipped had lovely garden and owner was very helpful and welcoming

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2021

  • "Ampleforth is a great base for exploring the N Yorks area and Ford End Cottage was a lovely place to stay."

    Two pubs, a village shop and two cafes within walking distance.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0May 2021

  • "Ford End Cottage was a delight."

    Beautifully converted and tastefully decorated with a high standard of accommodation. Very spacious with everything you need. Private enclosed back garden. The owners are really attentive and very welcoming. Ampleforth is a lovely village with plenty of walks around, has two excellent pubs, a coffee shop and a shop. We can’t wait to go back. Can’t recommend enough.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2021

  • "As the first guests at this delightful cottage Our first impressions on arrival ..."

    As the first guests at this delightful cottage Our first impressions on arrival were amazing the layout quality and thoughtful touches made for a Brilliant stay Ford End cottage is tucked away in a private little spot in Ampleforth so we felt cosy and extremely comfortable As a party of 3 adults and 2 small children the cottage worked perfectly The location was wonderful for exploring the lovely towns cities Moors and coast So many many lovely places and attractions We were spoilt for choice every day really wish we could have stayed longer Thank you Lucy and Will we had a wonderful holiday

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Oct 2020

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  • Three bedrooms; 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating, underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and grill, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed back garden with seating
  • Front terrace
  • Two well-behaved dogs permitted (ground floor only)
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Please note: This property has a £20 pet charge.

The property

Ford End Cottage is a converted former 18th century carriage house set back from the road on the western end of the traditional North Yorkshire village of Ampleforth.

Renovated to a high standard and providing three gorgeous bedrooms and bathrooms, a beautiful contemporary kitchen/diner, and a welcoming sitting room with a toasty woodburning stove, it provides a stunning location for a group of six.

Enter the front door into a spacious ceramic tiled hall, opening into a lovely kitchen/diner, fitted with a large granite work surface, ceramic hob and oven, fitted microwave and grill, fridge/freezer and a wooden dresser, resting next to a family dining table where you can enjoy delicious home-cooked meals as you pass around a well-deserved bottle of wine.

Settle down for an evening in the living area, kicking your feet back on the plush sofas whilst the woodburning stove warms you up as you watch a film, with this room boasting stunning oak flooring, plush sofas, and French windows opening to the front terrace area.

The hall opens to the rear into the back kitchen and utility room, home to a washer dryer, as well as the ceramic tiled shower room complete with underfloor heating.

Make use of the enclosed private garden, home to a lovely patio and outdoor seating where you can sip on a morning coffee as you breathe in the fresh country air.

Also leading from the hall are carpeted stairs taking you up to a small landing; to the left is the king-size bedroom benefiting from its own luxury en-suite bathroom with ceramic tiling and underfloor heating, and to the right is the first twin bedroom with large south facing windows, affording access to the second twin bedroom which leads to a mezzanine balcony with stairs down to the sitting room, while across the landing is a cosy, carpeted bathroom.

This beautiful cottage is situated on the edge of Ampleforth village, with a wealth of amenities on your doorstep including two country pubs, both serving delicious food, a handy village shop with post office, and a family-run tea room.

Visit the honeypot town of Helmsley, home to a vibrant market square, ancient castle, and walled gardens, or follow the Monks' trods over to either Byland or Rievaulx Abbey.

Ramblers will delight in being so close to nature in the North York Moors, discovering Yearsley Woods and the Howardian Hills AONB, all offering walking, hiking, cycling and mountain biking opportunities.

Find the thriving centre of York, a historic city with fantastic tourist attractions including the York Minster cathedral, Clifford's Tower York, and the National Railway Museum, as well as lovely shopping opportunities, restaurants and bars along the quaint cobbled streets.

Ford End Cottage is the ideal destination to discover the breathtaking North York Moors National Park, with York, Whitby and Scarborough all just a car ride away!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Helmsley 4 miles; York 20 miles; Scarborough 35 miles.

The unspoilt village of Ampleforth lies on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, and is made up of a scattering of traditional houses, two pubs, a tea room and the local village shop. There are several highly-rated restaurants within the surrounding area, while the market town of Helmsley is just a short drive away with two Italian restaurants, a curry house, two hotels and two pubs. The quiet country roads are ideal for cyclists wishing to explore the hidden villages of the area, while the National Park to the north offers unique, spectacular moorland scenery and a variety of walks and cycle paths. With nearby Pickering and its steam trains to the north, Castle Howard only 20 minutes' drive away and Scarborough and the East Coast only 35 miles away, Ampleforth is in the perfect location for a varied yet relaxing holiday.

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Please note: This property has a £25 pet charge